It's been a while I haven't posted, but I have a couple questions that I can hopefully find some answers to.
I'm planning a small road trip in April, and since I am now addicted to the desert, i will be heading to Utah environs again. I've been trying to finalize plans and i have some sticky areas:
1. Will be going to The Wave, Coyote Buttes. Wanted to know if there is a place nearby there (coming from the Las Vegas area) where there is a nice campground, or could I just backcountry camp around there?
2. Would like to see Antelope Slot Canyon. Can anyone recommend a good, 'unrushed' way of seeing it? Been seeing that a lot of tours simply rush you around. Should I go to the Lower or Upper Canyon? Who is the best guides in your opinion? Can I just drive there instead of taking a tour?- or get a native tour guide near the entrance?
3. Been trying to find a good place to stay in Monument Valley, but saw that the campground there was dismantled. Does anyone know of a good campground nearby? Would also like to meet and talk with the native americans in the area, what's the best way to approach this?
Also, would love to meet up with fellow road trippers when i'm out there! I will be in these mentioned areas and Canyonlands, Goblin Valley State Park, Bryce and Las Vegas for Easter break. Tips on good hikes in the Needles District of Canyonlands would be welcome too!